There are many cat breeds that are from the UK originally and some were crossbred and developed here
There are 73 breeds of cats recognised by The International Cat Association for but the number of breeds change when there is crossbreeding. Of those, there are many from the UK itself. After all with 10.2m owned cats in the country, it’s truly a nation of cat loving people.
There are many cat breeds that are from the UK originally and some were crossbred and developed here. Some of them have exotic names and you would be surprised to know that they are from the UK.
According to charity Cats Protection, 70% of domestic cats are moggies and only 24% are pedigree breeds. If you are looking for a pedigree breed, there are nine British and English breeds of cats that can make great pets.
If you are looking to get a cat, and are especially interested in ones with a British pedigree, you can consider these breeds :
The Chinchilla has white fur and gorgeous green eyes. It also seems like its wearing kohl around the eyes. It is a type of Persian cats and was bred for its colour. The cat was bred in England and was first seen in 1894 in Crystal Palace, London. (Photo - Pexels/Ekaterina Bolovtsova)
2. British longhair
The British longhair is a relative of the British shorthair cat. They are friendly and affectionate which can live with a family. The longhair is a result of crossbreeding between the British shorthair and Persian cats. (Photo - pexels/marianne-rixhon)
The Asian cat breed was developed in England in the 1980s and bear similarity to the Burmese, and that’s because the Burmese is an ancestor. The Asian cat was a result of crossbreeding Burmese and Chinchilla cats. These cats are affectionate and chatty and make for great companions. (Photo - Wikimedia/Scotia)
This cat is a crossbreed from England and it happened as a result of an accidental mating between a male chinchilla cat and a lilac female Burmese cat. Like the Persian and Burmese cats, the Burmilla are stunning to look at and are of a sweet nature. (Photo - Pexels/Ahmed Al Nussairi)